The contribution of art and artists is more than merely placing a piece of public art in front of a building, or staging a performance in a public space. This is narrow thinking. Charles Landry

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shillyshallyfence by Walter Jack (2006) at Frome Children's Centre.  Photo: Walter Jack.

Funding: Sources for Public Art

This section offers listings of a wide variety of sources of funding for public art, with contact details. The information is regularly checked and updated.

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Julian Opie, for the Transparency Festival in Prague, 2009. Photo © Lorenzo Ceretta

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Visit our jobs and projects section for regularly updated details of jobs, commission and events, and features on new public art projects around the UK.

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Flash@Hebburn - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne. Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson

Public Art Commissions - Good Practice

This paper has been commissioned by Public Art South West from Henry Lydiate, a barrister who has specialised in the law relating to the visual arts since 1978. This paper explores key lessons learned from artists, commissioners and art lawyers who have experience of these matters over many years.

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